Well-being and mental health


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Mental health and wellbeing

Family and Community Services offices are closed to visitors - We are here for you by phone

Please call us if you are struggling and need support in this difficult time.

Call-in hours have been extended (effective March 21)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Need help now? Crisis support numbers

Mental health is important for everyone. Mental health affects how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. We all want to feel safe, seen, understood and connected

Just like our physical health we all can take proactive steps to care for our mental health.

Why is mental health important to you?

Mental health impacts your ability to enjoy life, your self-esteem, how you appreciate the ones around you, how you deal with life challenges (stress, distress) and your connections and sense of belonging with others and your community.

How can you support your mental health?

  • Tips to improve your mental well-being
  • Read mental health week articles on what mental health really is, and strategies for improving your mental health.

By building upon our strengths and skills within ourselves and creating meaningful connections with others, we build our resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after we experience hardships or stress.

Resiliency can be built through having supportive people to connect with, healthy relationships, and through self-care such as physical activity, proper sleep, making time for you and eating healthy, well balanced meals.

Did you know...?

  • Positive mental health is essential to our overall well-being.
  • Positive mental health is something we all deserve and need to continually work at.
  • We all need a support system to lean on when life gets complicated.
  • Building resiliency helps us cope with stress and overcome adversity.

Family and Community Services
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

Disclaimer: Family and Community Services supports empowering residents by providing tools to improve personal well-being and relationships. Some information provided is offered by external sources and is intended as information only. Strathcona County is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely on this information should consult directly with the information source.

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Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2020
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